Recently I took a brush lettering class at Cooper Union with Ken Barber from House Industries. It was great to hear some of the history associated with brush type. Ken discussed the origins of the type that can be found in cartoon continuities in the early days of advertising all the way up to logos such as The Jimmy Kimmel Show, which Ken did. If you have the opportunity to take the class I suggest you jump on it. Ken had old school hip hop playing during much of the class so, heres my best Jimmy walker impersonation.